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Brightwood Boys, The History of the Men from the North End of
Springfield, Massachusetts, During World War II
by Christopher P. Montagna

A Milk Run


USS MarquettePrior to the completion of the war in the pacific, Frank Montagna participated in a tour overseas.  Two weeks prior to the end of hostilities in the Pacific the USS Marquette, an attack cargo ship, departed the east coast for Pearl Harbor.  Frank was a crewmember on the Marquette during the milk run cruise.  This action resulted in Frank being awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.